Data Science Manager, Commerce Platform
Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then, Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products, and an ecosystem of solutions that serve our sellers as they grow and scale their businesses. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.
We are looking for a Data Science Manager to join our team and help us build a differentiated platform which allows developers to extend our ecosystem of solutions to serve our sellers. You will report to the General Manager of Commerce Platform and partner with product, marketing, design, and engineering leads on product and business strategies. You and your team will leverage engineering, analytics, and machine learning to empower data-driven decision-making in the full lifecycle of product development and bring our products to market. Although this is a leadership role, we want someone who brings hands-on technical experience - you should expect an interview process which optimizes for both leadership and technical skills.
Lead a team of Data Scientists and help them set goals, collaborate, and scale with their cross-functional partners
Provide mentorship to team members through feedback, coaching, and hands-on technical guidance as needed, focusing on their long-term growth
Partner with senior cross-functional leaders including Product, Product Marketing, Engineering, and Design to ensure data-driven decisions across the organization by applying the appropriate data science & analytics approaches where they will have a material impact
2+ years of experience in people management with a track record of building high-performance teams and growing talent
6+ years of data science and analytics experience or equivalent
Experience building relationships to influence product partners with data
Experience leading cross-functional projects that depend on the contributions of others in multiple disciplines
Familiarity with data warehouse design and best practices
Fluency with data, analytics, and visualization technologies (we use SQL, Looker, and Python) that will allow you to support and mentor the team and their technical growth
Experience applying both statistical and machine-learning techniques to solve practical product problems such as predicting churn, LTV, cross-selling, and clustering user archetypes
Nice to have:
M.S. or Ph.D. in a quantitative field (mathematics, statistics, or similar STEM field)
Experience working on business and product initiatives focused on growth and retention
We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.
We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.
Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.
We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
- Healthcare coverage
- Retirement Plans
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Wellness perks
- Paid parental leave
- Paid time off
- Learning and Development resources
Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.